Winterfield was once a thriving city center which was home to the Majestic Night Club. Due to high levels of crime, the City shut down the night club and purchased the property. The site consists of five parcels and three structures that were previously used for industrial uses, including a car wash, a paint store, an auto repair facility, and salvage yard, as well as retail and entertainment uses. After acquiring the property, the City demolished all structures.
Environmental concerns on the site include dumping; periodic leaks and drips from paint, paint thinners and other solvents, pigments, resin, and additives; lead-based paint; and inground lifts and underground storage tanks for the auto repair facility and salvage yard. This site is located adjacent to three historical dry cleaners (solvent contamination: trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene, carbon tetrachloride, and mineral spirits) and two service stations (contamination from petroleum products, solvents, and degreasers such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes, lead, naphthalene, and MTBE).
The City envisions the redevelopment of this commercial block back to its former glory as a commercial and social center for the benefit of the sensitive and underserved populations of the target area.